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Mali 'at war with terrorists' behind Kidal violence: PM

Published on May 18, 2014 10:44 PM
 
Mali's Prime minister Moussa Mara (second right) reviews troops upon his arrival at Kidal, northern Mali, on May 17, 2014, where around 30 civilians and soldiers went missing following clashes between separatist militants and the Malian army in the rebel-controlled northern city of Kidal. Mali's Prime Minister Moussa Mara said on Sunday the country was "at war" against terrorists in the rebel-controlled northern city of Kidal after clashes between separatist militants and the Malian army left 36 dead. -- PHOTO: AFP

BAMAKO (AFP) - Mali's Prime Minister Moussa Mara said on Sunday the country was "at war" against terrorists in the rebel-controlled northern city of Kidal after clashes between separatist militants and the Malian army left 36 dead.

"The terrorists have declared war on Mali, so Mali is at war against these terrorists. We will mobilise the resources to fight this war," Mara told AFP by telephone.

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